LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officer shot a robbery suspect early Sunday after the man showed a gun after an officer stopped the vehicle.
The wounded man has been identified as KSP as Aaron Hart, 20, of Hodgenville. Hart is in University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. KSP said no one else was injured.
The incident happened around 1:30 a.m. when troopers attempted to pull over a car believed to be the getaway vehicle used in an armed robbery. The holdup happened in Sonora at a Pilot gas station. Police tried to pull over the vehicle as the driver proceeded northbound on I-65 in Jefferson County.
"He made contact with the driver at which point the driver did have a firearm that he pulled," said Officer Scott Koch, public affairs officer for CVE Region 2. "The officer fired one round and the suspect was hit and taken to University Hospital."
According to Kentucky State Police, Officer Jared Newberry, who has been on the force for a year-and-a-half, shot Hart in the neck area. Hart is expected to survive. Koch said police also recovered an undetermined amount of cash.
Hart faces numerous charges which include robbery, wanton endangerment, resisting arrest, and burglary.
The ramp to Preston Highway on the I-264 Watterson Expressway was shut down for several hours.
Newberry is on leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
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